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Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery

How to prevent Hair Loss post weight loss surgery.

Hair loss after bariatric surgery is very common.  40% of patients experience it but don’t worry because it’s only temporary. Most patients notice hair loss starting 2 months after their operation, and lasting about 6 months before a slow return. This is a normal response to the stress of significant weight loss. It’s not like clumps of hair falling out and going bald, but for some people it is quite significant.

There are a couple things you can do to minimize hair loss:

  • stay up on your multivitamin recommendations
  • stay up on your protein intake recommendations
  • you can try adding biotin to your diet.

Some patients swear by it, many do not see any difference / doesn’t hurt to give it a try. Just remember, if you are one of the 40% of patients who experience hair loss, don’t fret, it’s only temporary.


Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon                                                        
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

dr. sergio verboonen
              Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen

1 800 210 5124 

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